Building from deep gives forwards better service, stretches opponents and enables teams to dictate games, but the tactic is not without risk.
Unai Emery has left Mesut Ozil out of the squad for the trip to Eintracht Frankfurt because the German midfielder needs a rest.
Pep Guardiola has suggested he will keep searching for a solution to his defence Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game.
Virgil van Dijk insists there will be no hangover from Liverpool's Champions League defeat to Napoli as there is no reason for panic.
Manchester United have signed defender Victor Lindelof to a long-term contract that will keep him at the club at least until June 2024.
Tammy Abraham has warned Liverpool that Chelsea want to take out their anger from the Champions League defeat against Valencia against Liverpool.
Manchester City's defensive crisis has worsened with news that John Stones will be out for four or five weeks after picking up a muscle injury.
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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said he is open to playing in Major League Soccer before retiring from football.
Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati is the name on everyone's lips after the Bissau-born 16-year-old continued to write history in La Liga this weekend.
Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has said the club's supporters are more invested and fanatical about the team than Chelsea fans.
Jurgen Klopp dismissed suggestions Liverpool are favoured against Napoli as the defending champions open up Champions League title defence.
West Ham United, reduced to 10 men for the final 23 minutes, held on for a goalless draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a new long-term contract with the club ending speculation about his future.
Matteo Guendouzi succumbed to hubris on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal played out a self-inflicted 2-2 draw against bottom-of-the-league Watford.
Liverpool are flying right now. Results can't get any better, but performances might, and that will be the concern for Pep Guardiola and Man City.
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